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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1851 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wyon, William, born 1795 - died 1851 (medallists)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by H. M. Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This pair of steel working dies was used in the production of the official 1851 Exhibition medal, the Exhibitor's medal (6034-1852). These dies, together with other dies in the Museum (A73 to A82-1921), were given by the Royal Commissioners for the 1851 Exhibition.

Physical description

Pair of dies for Exhibitor's medal. A73-1921 for the obverse: bust of the Prince Consort. A73A-1921 for the reverse: the globe and an inscription.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1851 (made)


Wyon, William, born 1795 - died 1851 (medallists)


Height: 2 in A73-1921, Diameter: 2.25 in A73-1912, Height: 2.25 in A73A-1921, Diameter: 2.375 in A73A-1851

Descriptive line

Pair of dies for 1851 Exhibition medals. William Wyon, English, 1851.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Brown, Laurence. A Catalogue of British Historical Medals 1837-1901. London, 1987. Volume II. The Reign of Queen Victoria. p. 1987. p. 170. nos. 2460, 2463.

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Coins & Medals


Sculpture Collection

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